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Morning Meditation and Circling
8:45 – 10:00 a.m. CT
Every day of the week
Are you wanting to create and sustain a meditation practice, while receiving community support and accountability in the process? Do you want a space to refine and improve your Circling skills while bringing more meaningful connection into your life?
How it works…
We spend the first 30 minutes in silent self-guided meditation, after which time we do an Organic Circle for 30 minutes. You’re free to just come for the meditation or to stay for both. Start your day off with presence and connection!
Authentic Relating Games
1st & 2nd Thursdays 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. CT
2nd and 4th Saturdays from 1:30-2:30 CT
A.R. Games invite us to delve deeper into ourselves and our relationships with others in a joyful and loving way and form meaningful, lasting connections. They are a safe, fun, and powerful way to practice skills like empathy, compassion, and listening. Attendees have called Games “A playful way to shed light on the subtext and motivations in our interactions” and “The act of namaste”.
We’ll begin the night with a few Agreements to create as safe a container as possible for genuine Connection. Then we’ll play a few AR Games as a big group or in breakout groups, and wrap up with a short debrief. Come play with us!
Authentic Relating Games + Organic Circling
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
We will spend the first 10 minutes bringing ourselves into
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT
What’s the subtext to your circling?
A desire to have others feel loved? To understand them? To be loved yourself? To fix yourself? To fix the world?
Much as we may think our intentions are pure, we smuggle our core desires into all parts of life. It’s as human as judging your neighbors. (Positively, of
In these “Smuggle Circles”, we’ll start by owning and exploring our subtle motivations. Then, we’ll pick one to ALL smuggle in, and circle from there!
T Group and Organic Circling
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. CT
A T-group or training group (sometimes also referred to as sensitivity-training group, human relations training group or encounter group) is a form of group training where participants themselves (typically, between eight and 15 people) learn about themselves (and about small group processes in general) through their interaction with each other. T-group is conducive to increased self-awareness and a deepened understanding of group dynamics.
Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT
This event is a space for us to explore, discover, and experiment with Topical Circling. Depending on the day, we’ll pick a topic to Circle about together.
Interested in Circling about Emotions, Societal Norms, Attraction, Food, something different? Bring your interests and will try it on together. This will be a space open to co-creation and co-exploration of this art form, and human relating in general.
The Tuesday event is open to your interests and to a co-creation, so please arrive with an open and curious mind! Looking forward to Circling with you!
Womens and Mens Circles
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. CT
During these events, we will have men and women’s only Circles to explore what it’s like to Circle with gender-specific groups. We’ll meet at the beginning of the event as a mixed group, and separate into two different rooms with different facilitators.
Every other Saturday 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. CT
We do a brief check-in to start, and then chose the type of circling we want to do for this session:
– Triad circling: break into groups of three, in which each person gets a chance to be birthday Circled for 15 minutes.
– Birthday circling: the whole group circles two people for 25 min each
– Extended birthday circling: the whole group circles one person for 50 min
Circling involves practicing using our genuine curiosity to better understand and become a connoisseur of another person’s world through present moment awareness while breaking through the assumptions and projections we have about each other.
5:00 – 6:15 p.m. CT
Explore circling from a “parts” or Internal Family Systems (IFS) perspective. We will review some basic IFS concepts, identify parts we have active in the moment and circle using the IFS model. There also will be more in-depth resources offered for self-study for those who are interested.
Relational Arts Theory & Play Session
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CT
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
During this event, the facilitator will be giving a talk on a different aspect of relational artistry, Circling, connection practices, communication, and the psychology of human relationships. It will be a Q&A type format. After that, we’ll open to an organic group discussion to explore the day’s themes and to deepen our collective learning, and do some experiential connection practices with an intention to embody what we’re learning.